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12 November 2008

City council unveils plans for 22-storey tower

Plans for the regeneration of the George’s Quay area, which would allow the construction of a 22-storey tower opposite the Custom House, are to be released for public consultation by Dublin City Council...

10 November 2008

Refurbishing a Georgian Office Building

Paul Dillon Architects have recently moved into their refurbished Georgian office, a protected structure in the heart of Galway built between 1820 and 1840. The architectural practice enlisted the help of their long-time...

04 November 2008

Roche rejected advice on Clarence Hotel proposals from department

Former Minister for the Environment Dick Roche rejected a strong recommendation from his department’s heritage officers that it should object to plans for the redevelopment of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel. Documents released to The...

03 November 2008

INTBAU Irish Chapter launched in Belfast

The international network of INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism) has been boosted with a new chapter in Ireland. INTBAU Ireland was officially launched at the end of October 2008...

02 November 2008

Property slump saves Liberty Hall

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu, has become the latest victim of the property slump and has decided to postpone plans to demolish and redevelop its landmark Liberty Hall headquarters in Dublin. After...

01 November 2008

Council no-show as thousands bid to save ruined church

City council officials failed to show up at a public meeting where residents made an impassioned plea for the rebuilding of the semi-demolished Methodist Church on Jones Road. A letter read out to...

01 November 2008

Praise for Irish firm’s design

The new Irish-designed faculty building for Bocconi University in Milan, which won the World Building of the Year award last weekend, has become “a symbol of our city and its ability to renew...

01 November 2008

Georgian society

The Irish Georgian Society, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, has done the State some service, not least in changing public perceptions of the real value of our architectural heritage. Certainly, no...

31 October 2008

Young Irish practice highly commended in World Architecture Festival

At the inaugural World Architecture Festival Awards 2008, Irish practice Architecture53seven has been highly commended in the Pleasure Category for Egan’s Coffee Bar and Roof Terrace in Portlaoise, Co.Laois. The WAF Awards took...